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Irish Novels 1890-1940: New Bearings in Culture and Fiction

John Wilson Foster

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232833
eISBN:
9780191716454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232833.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Studies of Irish fiction are still scanty in contrast to studies of Irish poetry and drama. This book attempts to fill a large critical vacancy and surveys popular and minor fiction (mainly novels) ... More


‘A Deplorable Facility’: Popular Fiction

John Wilson Foster

in Irish Novels 1890-1940: New Bearings in Culture and Fiction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232833
eISBN:
9780191716454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232833.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter analyzes the term ‘popular fiction’ as it applies to Irish fiction between 1890 and 1922. It argues that the attempt to create believable plots and easily imaginable characters usually ... More


Burlesque, Off Off Broadway, and the Birth of the Adult Musical

Elizabeth L. Wollman

in Hard Times: The Adult Musical in 1970s New York City

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199747481
eISBN:
9780199979417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747481.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

Chapter 1 examines the aesthetic predecessors to the adult musical. These includerelatively early forms like vaudeville and burlesque, which developed and cross-pollinated through the late-19th and ... More


‘Old wine in new bottles’?: Katharine Tynan, Lord Edward Fitzgerald, and George Wyndham

Kieron Winterson

in Irish women's writing, 1878-1922: Advancing the cause of liberty

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719097584
eISBN:
9781526115225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097584.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter offers a reading of Katharine Tynan’s work across its full range, with a close mapping of the texts against the political questions of her day. In doing so, it suggests a conception of ... More


Shortness of Breath: Beckett’s Breath in Context

Sozita Goudouna

in Beckett's Breath: Anti-Theatricality and the Visual Arts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474421645
eISBN:
9781474444927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421645.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The chapter examines the ways artists and directors have staged Breath. The “stagings” or “displays” of the playlet are examined in an attempt to show how artists and directors have responded to ... More


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